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ELEC5205: High Voltage Engineering

2024 unit information

The unit provides advanced knowledge associated with high voltage engineering methods, techniques and equipment. It is divided into two sections. The first section presents fundamentals of the failure mechanisms of solid, liquid and gaseous insulation at high voltages. It also discusses consequent design principles for high-voltage equipment; of the generation of high direct, alternating and impulse voltages for testing high-voltage equipment; and of methods for monitoring and assessing the condition of high-voltage equipment such as dissolved gas analysis for oil-filled transformers and partial discharge in cables. The second section presents in detail all the high-voltage equipment and in particular underground cables, overhead transmission lines, transformers, bushings and switchgear. It finally offers asset management solutions for modern transmission and distribution electricity networks.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Electrical and Information Engineering

Code ELEC5205
Academic unit Electrical and Information Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
The following previous knowledge is assumed for this unit. Circuit analysis techniques, electricity networks, power system fundamentals

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. identify the most suitable equipment for performing specific testing on high-voltage applications
  • LO2. write a report to communicate project work
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding of the professional environment of engineering work in terms of testing, commissioning, and assessment techniques for oil-immersed equipment, such as transformers and switchgear
  • LO4. demonstrate proficiency in assessing equipment in the laboratory by testing and then developing diagnostics
  • LO5. demonstrate an understanding of design methods for overhead lines and underground cables at the level of planning, selection, and construction
  • LO6. demonstrate an understanding of high voltage engineering techniques
  • LO7. demonstrate proficiency in performing calculations for the selection of cables, overhead lines, and high-voltage equipment
  • LO8. conduct analysis of industrial equipment.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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